February 2013

Nottingham's Dr Penelope Griffin takes widening participation to the next level

Dr Penelope Griffin, Head of Widening Participation at The University of Nottingham, has been appointed to the Office for Fair Access' advisory group to assist in widening access to higher education.

Nottingham wins international strategy gong at Guardian University Awards

The University has reinforced its reputation as a truly global university with a win for its international strategy at the inaugural Guardian University Awards.

Dr Richard Stallman to give public lecture

Dr Richard Stallman — computer programmer and free software activist — will give a public lecture at The University of Nottingham on Monday 11 March.

Building Global Engagements — experts meet at The University of Nottingham

World-leading experts in quantum technologies, energy and the digital economy will gather at The University of Nottingham to discuss how they collaborate on a global scale.

Nottingham to pioneer food manufacturing and medical devices

Two new innovative manufacturing centres announced for Nottingham to lead advances in food production and medical devices.

Manufacturing: Technologies for Future Smart Factories

Research at Nottingham that could help the UK manufacturing industry to remain competitive by evolving to meet future challenges is in line for a multi-million pound funding boost.

Audio walk to reveal the climatic history of British beauty spot

A new audio walk developed by Nottingham researchers - and narrated by John Kettley - is to help walkers at a Cumbrian beauty spot learn about the dramatic climate and weather conditions that shape its landscape.

British Council recognises University of Nottingham alumnus

A University of Nottingham graduate from Ghana has won a coveted British Council award for his continued commitment and support for the University's activities in his home country.

Out of harm's way — does injury prevention education in schools really work?

A team of researchers is to examine whether learning about injury prevention in school really can help to prevent a distressing trip to the A&E department for children and their parents.

How can UK universities make the best decisions?

Conference explores use of business intelligence by universities.

Putting malaria on the SHELPH

Research could help to disrupt the life cycle of the mosquito.

Nottingham technology in heart development breakthrough

Technology developed at The University of Nottingham has been used in a breakthrough study aimed at developing the first comprehensive model of a fully functioning fetal heart.

University of Nottingham joins Futurelearn

Free online courses will be offered as part of a new venture run by the Open University.

University medical practice in fine health

The University of Nottingham Health Service has been nominated in the 'Primary Care Team of the Year' and 'Mental Heath Team of the Year' categories at the British Medical Journal Group Awards.

Research to pinpoint power-hungry appliances that could help cut home energy bills

New research could help people to save money on their energy bills by identifying which of their household electrical appliances are using the most power.

Local charity funds business institute at The University of Nottingham

Haydn Green Charitable Trust donates £1.5m to promote entrepreneurship.

It's another success story for Lakeside as 1,000s flock to Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

An exhibition of photographs from the Nottingham-based film Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is the latest in a long line of success stories for Lakeside, The University of Nottingham's public arts centre.

New tool to support safer GP prescribing

Computer based tool with pharmacist support to protect against future prescribing mistakes.

Brain injury charity to benefit from students' sporting rivalry

Students at the Universities of Nottingham and Trent are enjoying the opportunity to renew rivalries in the name of charity, ahead of the headline event in this year's Varsity Series

Major national health award for brain tumour awareness campaign

A campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms of brain tumours in children under 18 years has won a major national NHS Innovation award for its work in improving early cancer diagnosis.

Nottingham role in monitoring the health of the nation during 2012 London Olympics

A real-time clinical monitoring system that receives data from 3,000 GP practices across the UK played a crucial role in helping to safeguard public health during the London 2012 Olympics.

The story of MRI — told by one of the scientists who made it possible

Sir Peter Mansfield autobiography tells his story of MRI

Prestigious award to support regenerative medicine research

A Nottingham professor has received a prestigious award from the Royal Society for his research into a new generation of regenerative medicines.

The bid to improve end of life care for LGBT people starts here

LGBT people have been identified as the most likely group to face discrimination when it comes to end of life care – The University of Nottingham's Last Outing project is looking to turn this around.

Local community to benefit from national student volunteering initiative

With this year's National Student Volunteering Week taking place from 11–16 February, students at The University of Nottingham are preparing to help a wide range of local projects and charitable causes across the city

Nottingham in €196 million European drug discovery drive

University and Biocity Nottingham to create new complex molecules for testing against major diseases.

Researchers tackle audience reaction to BEING: Liverpool for FOX

Researchers from the University's Institute for Screen Industries Research have been undertaking research on behalf of FOX Soccer, to gain an understanding of the British audience's reaction to the BEING: Liverpool TV programme.

Nottingham and Birmingham projects to strengthen UK-Brazil research links

The Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham have strengthened their collaborations with Brazilian institutions after securing funding for a number of country-specific research projects.

Celebrate the Year of the Snake with Lakeside

Music, dancing and a spectacular fireworks display on Sunday 10 February will mark the arrival of the Year of the Snake at Lakeside Arts Centre.

University scientists help food firms fight Listeria

East Midlands food businesses that make, distribute and sell chilled, ready-to-eat products are to be given help and advice to help them keep their products safe from a dangerous food-poisoning bacteria.
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